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Sony’s PS5 beta program lets users test new system features

The first major update for the Sony PlayStation 5 arrived in April this year, bringing with it USB storage support for PS5 games along with new social features and personalization options. Sony has now revealed that there's another major update on the horizon, and it wants the general public to beta test it before the...

OPPO announces Android 11 betas for OPPO A5 2020 and OPPO A9 2020

Over the last few weeks, OPPO has rolled out ColorOS 11 stable updates for a couple of its devices. These include the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom, the Reno 2 F, Reno 2 Z, A91, and the F15. The company has also rolled out Android 11 betas for a handful of devices, including the Reno 2,...

Download: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro receive Android 11 Beta 2 builds

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 earlier this month, leaving only one more beta to go before a stable release on September 8th. Beta 2 is considered the “Platform Stability” release, meaning the Android 11 SDK, NDK APIs, app-facing surfaces, platform behaviors, as well as restrictions on non-SDK interfaces have been finalized. While you could always...

Beta Maniac lets you manage enrolled app betas and notifies you for spots in closed betas

Google Play beta programs are amazing. Most of the time, they let you try out features ahead of their official release. And while they sometimes have their decent share of issues (there's a reason why they're a beta instead of a stable version), they're often also good enough for daily usage for more experimentative users....

Xiaomi Mi Box Android Oreo beta re-opened after users have tons of issues

The Xiaomi Mi Box recently received the much-awaited update to Android Oreo, after the device was seemingly abandoned when an Android Nougat update never came. While the update worked, the number of bugs present in the final release was overwhelming. Testers felt that they weren't being heard, and key functionality was left out that meant...

How to Automatically Find Beta Updates for All Installed Apps

Beta testing channels of Android apps are the best way for users to test out the newest feature weeks or months in advance, and for developers to test their software with a smaller audience before rolling out their feature to everyone. Google used to make enrolling in beta updates an incredibly frustrating experience. You would...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Exynos Android 7.0 Nougat Kernel Source Code Released

Last night Samsung publicly released the kernel source code of their Nougat update for the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices, on par with their Android 7.0 rollout. This public source code release follows tightly on the heels of the final beta version being distributed to Samsung’s Galaxy Beta program testers...

Interview with Carl Pei from OnePlus pt2: OxygenOS, Software Updates, User Feedback, UX Criticism & More!

OnePlus entered the Android market by providing good-value devices that enthusiasts end up enjoying and tinkering with — so much so that their latest smartphone’s sub-forum at XDA has become one of the most active ones in an impressively short time. XDA Editor-in-Chief Mario Serrafero had a lengthy talk with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, about...

Registrations for Sony’s Nougat Beta Program Now Open to Xperia X Performance Users

There's good news coming in for owners of the Sony Xperia X Performance, especially for those users that are always looking to try out new software. While Sony had cancelled off the Beta program earlier for the Xperia Z3, they had kept the program with a view to get it running for the Xperia X Performance. Registrations for this Beta...